There is no definite way to identify a fraudulent seller or buyer. We urge you to practice good judgement and keep the following tips in mind:
Tips for Buyers:
Tips for Sellers:
-- Be safe. Avoid Scammers.
Most of the time, transactions outside of your local area involving money transfers, bank cheques or shipping (especially overseas shipping) are scams or frauds. Report all scam attempts to abuse [at] free-ads.org
Avoid scams and fraud
Signs of fraud: wire transfer, money order, cheques payment, payments via gift card, shipping, escrow, “transaction protection”, “guarantee” etc. be safe by dealing locally. Read more.